Most Endangered Places

Every year, many historic properties across the state of Washington are threatened by demolition or neglect. Collectively, these properties contribute to the quality of life we enjoy and shape the daily experiences of living in small towns, large cities and rural countryside across the state. It is an understatement to say that our historic resources help to paint a distinct Washington portrait, and it is certainly no overstatement to conclude that their loss would leave large gaps in that canvas. Since 1992 the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation has maintained a list of Most Endangered Places, bringing attention to threatened buildings, sites and historic places in Washington State.

2017 marks the 25th anniversary of our Most Endangered Places program. Throughout the years, the Washington Trust’s basic commitment to advocate for preservation of historic and cultural resources has been unwavering – we remain your “Voice for Preservation in Washington State.” Our Most Endangered list perhaps best exemplifies this commitment.

2017 Most Endangered Places

Know an endangered place? We accept nominations year round. All nominators are strongly encouraged to contact the Washington Trust office prior to submitting a nomination to discuss the program requirements, nomination criteria, and over-arching goals for the threatened resource.

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Murray Morgan Bridge

Sand Point Naval Station

Donovan District

Snohomish County Courthouse

Day Block

Red Brick Road (Ronald Place North)

Libbey House

Quad 7 Hangar, Boeing Field

Preston-Shaffer Milling Company

Historic Buildings within Washington’s State Parks

Haller House

Shelton Gymnasium

Masonic Home of Washington

Colville Indian Agency

Scout House

Curran House

Puyallup Fish Hatchery

Robert Morris Earthwork

Kelley Farm

Murray and Rosa Morgan House

Kapus Farmstead

Downtown Mount Vernon

Puget Power Building

McMillin Bridge

BNSF Depot

Providence Heights College

Moran School Administration Building

Cascade Workers’ Cottages

Downtown Sprague

Valley Schoolhouse

Longfellow School

First Hill Apartments

Trafton Elementary

Old City Hall

Skykomish Hotel

Ellensburg Depot

National Guard of Washington Armory

First United Methodist Church

Washington’s Historic Barns

Harborview Hall

Snoqualmie Falls Lumber Company Power Plant

Reard Freed Farmstead

Schooner Wawona

St. Ignatius Hospital

Camp Waskowitz

National Historic District

Surrey Downs

Collins Building

Lincoln School

Coke Oven Park

P-I Globe

Weyerhaeuser Corporate Campus

Bettinger House

Jefferson County Courthouse and Tower

Stephenson House

LaFramboise Farmstead

Oysterville Historic District

Roslyn Old City Hall and Library

Dorsey Bulding

Hastings Buildings

Enloe Dam Powerhouse

Fort Walla Walla/Jonathan M. Wainwright Memorial VA Medical Center

Dvorak Barn

Five Mile Schoolhouse

Port Angeles Fire Station

Howard S. Wright House

Old Granary Building

BF Tabbott House

Electric Building

Washington Hall

Elks Building

Digester Building

Anderson-Baum Cabin

Rookery, Mohawk, and Merton Buildings

Old Ellensburg Hospital

Carmack House

Parlor Car #1799

Post Hospital

St. Edward’s Catholic Church

Bush House

Point Hudson

Green Mountain Lookout

Jensen-Byrd Building

Battelle/Talaris Campus

Beverly Railroad Bridge

William O. McKay Ford

Alki Homestead Restaurant

Packard House

Nuclear Reactor Building

Lone Star Cement Building

Northern State Hospital

Old Woodinville School

Old Tumwater Brewery

Morgan Middle School

Scottish Rite Cathedral

Waldo General Hospital

Camp Yeomalt WPA Log Cabin

South Harbor Park Stack

Enchanted Valley Chalet

LaCrosse Rock Houses and Station

B Reactor, Hanford Site

Reard Freed Farmhouse

Mukai Farm and Garden

Bureau of Reclamation Headquarters

Fort Steilacoom

Thayer Barn

Fowler House

Trueblood House

Hyer Farm

Historical Commercial Fishing Net Sheds

Our Lady of the Assumption/St. Urban’s Church

Teapot Dome Gas Station

McReavy House

First United Methodist Church

St. Nicholas Church

Vashon Elementary Gym

Fleischmann’s Yeast Plant

John A. Finch Boy Scout Lodge

McNeil Island

Old Ritzville Highschool